Mac Internet Security Mac Internet Security Reviews & Prices

Historically, the Apple Mac has been known to be one of the safest and most secure operating systems when it comes to viruses and malware. But times have changed and Macs are becoming more and more susceptible to a wide range of malicious software. Luckily, the new threats to Macs have also spawned new security software specifically designed for the Mac. Below, we review the top Mac security software suites based on protection, price, performance and ease of use. Check out the reviews to find a security software suite that fits you and gives your Mac the protection it needs.

Updated 08-16-2016

Mac Internet Security Comparison Chart

Service Name & RatingPriceEase of UseSpecial FeaturesPersonal Information ManagerAnti-malware/Antivirus Score*System Performance Score**Bottom Line
ESET Cybersecurity Pro for Mac $59.99/yr for 1 Mac

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Minimal interface makes it easy to understand; installation is a breezeScan scheduler, quarantine area, drag-and-drop scan; parental control; firewallNone Solid protection for your Mac that runs quietly in the background and offers several handy tools
Norton Internet Security for Mac $44.99/yr for 1 device or $49.99/yr for up to 5 devicesSleek, streamlined interface redesign is a breath of fresh airFirewall, automatic protection, location awareness, antiphishing technology, Safe Web for Facebook, Safe Search, File GuardYes Great security option for Mac with a wide range of features and an interface that is both functional and visually appealing
Trend Micro Internet Security for Mac $29.95/yr for 1 Mac or $74.95/yr for up to 5 devicesClean, simple interface is easy to usePrivacy scanner; browser toolbar; website filter; web threat protection; smart scanN/A Easy to use with quick performance and a number of useful tools, but frequent notifications can be irritating
Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2015 (for Mac) $35.99/yr for 5 devices (with NextAdvisor discount)

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Very easy: great interface, quick installation and fast performanceSystem optimizer; cloud-based password manager; 25GB online backupYes: encrypted web-based password vault Great product for those looking for basic protection. Easy installation, simple interface and quick performance.
McAfee All Access Multi-Device Internet Security 2015 (Mac) $49.99/yr for up to 5 devicesVery simple and easy to understand; most intuitive interfaceQuarantine area, scan options, SiteAdvisor safe search plugin for FirefoxNone Offers standard, reliable security for your Mac with a simple, easy interface; SafeKey password manager included; offers few features
Service Name & RatingPriceEase of UseSpecial FeaturesPersonal Information ManagerAnti-malware/Antivirus Score*System Performance Score**Bottom Line
BitDefender Antivirus for Mac $39.95/yr for 1 Mac

$59.95/yr for up to 3 Macs
Simple, easy-to-use interfaceWide range of scans; web browser protectionNone Solid security with a simple interface but few features and slow performance are frustrating
Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac $39.95/yr for 1 Mac or $59.96/yr for up to 5 devices

30-day free trial
Sleek design with simple navigationQuarantine; Secure browser keyboard; URL advisor; Parental controlNone
A solid choice for reliable protection with a sleek interface, but performance problems drag it down
Avast! Antivirus for Macs 2015 FreeStreamlined design is similar to its PC counterpart and easy to navigate.Mail and web shields; removable volumes scan; drag-and-drop scan; browser pluginNone Basic but effective antivirus software for your Mac sports an updated interface and costs nothing, but lacks in features
AVG for Mac FreeSimple, single-screen interface is a breeze to useDrag-and-drop scanNone Extremely basic antivirus/antimalware security for your Mac; drag-and-drop scan; completely free to use

*Averaged 2010/2011 scores for each company's antivirus/anti-malware product by independent testing agency AV-Comparatives. Score indicates overall effectiveness in a variety of tests over time. † indicates that company did not take part in all tests. See reviews for details.

**Score indicates impact of antivirus product on system performance. Average of performance tests by AV-Comparatives.

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